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Sandwort
Arenaria


Description:
 
Good for rock gardens or edging.  Keep Sandwort well-watered during its growing season.

 

 
Common Name: Mountain Sandwort
Botanical Name: Arenaria montana
Type: Perennial
Soil Preference: Will grow in moist soils but prefers sandy soils with a pH of neutral to slightly alkaline (7.0 - 7.7)
Light Requirements: Full sun, partial sun, partial shade
Attributes: Rock garden, border
Pests: None serious
Diseases: Leaf spot, powdery mildew, rust
Good Companion Plants: Basket-of-Gold, Bugleweed, Coral Bells, Hens & Chicks, Creeping Phlox, Stonecrop
Care: Divide in spring if necessary.  Fertilize with Plant-tone, Flower-tone or a water-soluble fertilizer.

Planting Instructions:  Perennials
Water & Fertilizer Schedule

 

Varieties:

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Arenaria montana
Mountain Sandwort
zones 4-8
 
Description:  A cousin of the popular Dianthus genus, Sandwort is still relatively unknown to many gardeners. Their foliage is similar; this plant has narrow, glossy green leaves that form prostrate mats of foliage. It is the perfect substitute for moss in sunny areas. It will quickly fill in the spaces between stepping stones or trail down the sides of rock walls.  In mid-spring, Sandwort is blanketed by relatively large 1/2 in. wide, white flowers. It is an impressive show that has tremendous impact when grown en masse and is even more spectacular when spring-flowering bulbs are mixed in.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May-June
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 4-6"
Spread: 8-12"+


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Arenaria montana 'Avalanche'
Mountain Sandwort
zones 4-7
 
Description:  This compact plant becomes covered with clear white cup-shaped flowers(1") in early spring.  Develops a dense mass of tiny grey green leaves.  Ideal for a rock garden. 
 
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: April
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 4-6"
Spread: 8-12"+

 

 

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